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There are many trans and non-binary people and groups doing really important work in our communities.

Many are listed on this Community Support Page from Gender Minorities Aotearoa’s website.

We have also listed organisations you can contact for support or information about some of the sensitive issues raised in the survey. These include groups led by refugees and by Māori, Pasifika, intersex and disabled people from our communities.

National community organisations

04 385 0611

A nationwide organisation, which is run by and for transgender people, including non-binary, intersex, and takatāpui gender diverse people. It offers information, advocacy, and wrap around support for transgender people of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds. GMA runs The Gender Centre in Wellington and provides online support to people across Aotearoa including through its Facebook group, Transgender and Intersex NZ.

A national youth-led organisation dedicated to supporting queer, gender diverse and intersex young people, as well as their whānau and wider communities. RainbowYOUTH runs drop-in centres in Auckland, Tauranga and Taranaki and support workers can provide face-to-face support there and in Wellington, Northland and Dunedin. In Auckland and Northland it has a dedicated transgender peer support service, and also a homelessness support worker in Auckland.

A national organisation that works with youth, whānau, schools and communities to make Aotearoa a safer place for all rainbow young people to live and be in. InsideOUT’s work includes support and resources for schools, connecting rainbow young people through national and regional events, and providing training for workplaces. They have national staff and regional coordinators.

A parent-led group that supports parents and guardians to support their transgender and gender diverse children. You can find the information, guidance, advice and companionship to help you and your family safely and happily navigate your journey.

0800 OUTLINE (0800 688 5463)

An all-ages rainbow mental health organisation providing support to the rainbow community, their friends, whānau, and those questioning. Every evening from 6-9 pm, OutLine provides a nationwide, free, and confidential support line and an online chat service. They also provide specialist rainbow counselling and an Auckland based trans and non-binary peer support service.

Crisis support

If you are in immediate physical danger, call 111.

If you are worried about your risk of suicide, call your local mental health crisis assessment team or go to the emergency department (ED) at your nearest hospital.

0800 TAUTOKO (0800 828 865)

A free, nationwide service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you think you, or someone you know, may be thinking about suicide, call the Suicide Crisis Helpline for support.

Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor.

0800 LIFELINE (0800 543 354) or free text HELP (4357).

For free, confidential support – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whatever the issue, we’re here to listen.

Other groups

A MVPFAFF+ / Pacific LGBTQI+, Rainbow and Queer focused not-for-profit organisation that provides Whānau Ora navigational services and support to Pacific peoples in the Auckland region.

A takatāpui community group based in Wellington that welcomes people of diverse sexualities and gender identity.

An advocacy and peer support group for the rights of rainbow refugees and asylum seekers living in Aotearoa. It provides peer support, and links people with lawyers, rainbow and refugee organisations and other services. Intersex-led education, lobbying, advocacy and peer support in Aotearoa, including an online group. Intersex Aotearoa welcomes all people with intersex variations in Aotearoa, and their whānau and friends.

0800 HIV LINE (0800 448 5463)

A peer support organisation, founded by and run for, all people living with HIV in New Zealand. They offer support services for people living with HIV, helping to break down isolation and building a sense of community, while advocating on behalf of people living with HIV at a national level.

0800 802 437

Provides HIV and STI testing, counselling, group support, and other services at local centres as well as remotely for people anywhere in New Zealand. (Formerly called the New Zealand AIDS Foundation).

An online group for Rainbow identified disabled people to network, share information and ideas.


If you want to talk to someone about some of the sensitive issues raised in the survey, below is a list of some other services that are available in Aotearoa for support, information, and help.

0800 OUTLINE (0800 688 5463)

An all-ages rainbow mental health organisation providing support to the rainbow community, their friends, whānau, and those questioning. Every evening from 6-9 pm, OutLine provides a nationwide, free, and confidential support line and an online chat service.

0800 787 797 or free text 8681

A free and confidential service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Trained counsellors provide friendly, non-judgmental, professional help and advice. If you are concerned about your own drinking or drug taking, they can assist with information, insight and support. If you are a family/whānau member, friend, or professional concerned about someone else, they can help you develop strategies for yourself and the other person.

0800 044 334, or text 4334

Phone, text or online chat to someone for confidential advice for sexual harm issues.

0800 456 450

A free 0800 Family Violence Information Line that provides self-help information and connects people to services. It is available seven days a week, from 9am – 11pm.

0800 111 757, or text 5626

A website to help young people recognise and understand depression or anxiety including a 24/7 helpline (text, email and webchat).

0800 611 116

General health advice and information from a registered nurse.

Other resources

A resource hub for takatāpui and their whānau.

A Māori organisation providing Māori sexual and reproductive health promotion, research, and policy and advisory services.

Resource booklet about increasing access and inclusion for intersex, gender diverse and queer young people who also have other minority identities.

The Professional Association for Transgender Health Aotearoa (PATHA) is as an interdisciplinary professional organisation that promotes the health, wellbeing, and rights of transgender people. Members work professionally for transgender health in clinical, academic, community, legal, and other settings.

The Ministry of Health’s general information about health services for trans people in New Zealand.

Regional information about transgender health pathways or gender-affirming healthcare is available for health providers through the 3D Regional Health Pathways. Some regions also have information on their public websites including:
  • Hauora Tāhine – Pathways to Transgender Healthcare Services covers the northern region through secondary services across Auckland / Tāmaki Makaurau and Northland / Te Tai Tokerau.
  • Gender affirming health care in Canterbury / Waitaha